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Documenting your life: Part 2

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Documenting your life: Part 2

Here we are on Part 2 of Documenting your life and today I wanted to talk about a great way to prioritise this (and make it easier on yourself) to capture your life regularly.  If you missed Part 1 about how to flex your beauty seeking muscle - you can read it here

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A great way to make sure you're capturing your life from year to year is to create family (or couple) traditions.  Make something fun that you do every year - it could be camping, an annual all-out big family picnic, taking your family to the mountains, a board-game night, making a big deal over the first day of school, or taking on the local festival as a family.  Whatever it is - make it fun, make it special and capture it.  Another option is to have the tradition BE the photoshoot.  Every Springtime, you could do a professional photoshoot and hold it in a different location - a city adventure, amongst the springtime blossoms, or bundled up for an in-home session!

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You could make a small album of this special day every year.  How cool will it be to look back on in 5, 10 years time - memorialising this same event every year - seeing how you've changed, how much you've grown with the same constant theme running through it (your tradition).  

Creating family traditions makes time for the important things in life - time with your loved ones!!  I remember one of my close friends used to have one Friday night a month where they would have a 'family night' where they used to do all sorts of activities together - from board games, to going to the cinemas, to a dinner cooked by every one together.  No matter what, they all had to be there (they were older kids).  They all looked forward to it too, it wasn't a chore.  I was a little disappointed we didn't have something similar in our family at the time, but I vowed I would create something similar in my  own family one day.  

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Do you have any family traditions?  Would love to hear them in the comments below!

I am now available for Spring Family sessions in Switzerland!  Get in touch if you want me to capture your first family tradition!

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Zivilstandsamt wedding

Luis and Silvia approached me to take some romantic portraits of them during and after their civil marriage ceremony in Basel.  These two were doing a low-key legal ceremony ahead of their big catholic ceremony but still wanted to remember this special day.  I have to say that Luis and Silvia were such a pleasure to know and photograph.  They were full of life, so relaxed and happy. It was a joy to be around them. It's when I get clients like this that I feel like i have the best job in the world.  

Weddings isn't something I usually offer, however this was more like a couple shoot with a ceremony at the start.  It's the parts of a wedding I love shooting the most so this was a pleasure to take on.  Here are my favourite shots from the day...

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Caroline & John | Basel Couples Photographer

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Caroline & John | Basel Couples Photographer

I had the pleasure of taking photos of fellow photographer Caroline and her lovely partner John last weekend.  They have a beautiful apartment in Basel - lots of light coming in with large windows and so homely with their eclectic and creative style.  Their window sill is lined with cacti, plants and treasures, there's art all over the walls and books galore - it gives me all the heart eyes!  

There's something I love about photographing people in their own home - people are more comfortable, its more personal and the outcome is more customised to them meaning the images will tell more of a story.  I think Caroline & John's photos show how much love they have for one another - the way they look at each other, how they hold hands and the laughs they share.  They've been with each other for 13 years - I think everyone hopes to still share this sort of connection to their loved ones after so long. <3

In-home sessions is something I want to do much more of in 2018.  If you want some images like this - contact me to book in!

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Autumn Family Session

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Autumn Family Session

A couple of weekends ago, i met the gorgeous Gama family.  With 4 children, I was expecting a busy 45 minutes, however the kids were super adorable and well behaved.  The littlest warmed up during the shoot and we ended up with some amazing photos for them to treasure for the rest of their lives!  Morning light is superb by the way - and it's great if you have little ones as they are a bit fresher and happier in the mornings.  

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Bramwell Family

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Bramwell Family

Forgive me while I catch up on some older family sessions.  This is the Bramwell family in the heart of the Alt Stadt in Basel.  We had a great time wondering the cobblestoned streets and capturing some beautiful family moments.  The youngest child, Jaxon really wanted to have a picture with a Basel tram - and making dreams come true is what i'm all about!  :-P

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Assya & Matt

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Assya & Matt

When I met Assya and Matt, it was sweltering!  It was the hottest hour of an already hot day, and they were absolute troopers.  They chose the beautiful botanical gardens as it was a place they loved and I do too. Seriously... i think i could shoot there all day.  

These photos are something to treasure... it shows love, joy and beauty.  My top 3 things to photograph.  I love when couples invest in themselves and get photos capturing their love for each other.  For generations to come, these photos will be there. How much would you treasure photos like these of your parents or grandparents?  Don't let life pass you by and regret not treasuring moments like these!

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Oliwia & Jose

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Oliwia & Jose

I'm so excited to share this session!  Oliwia and Jose were such a joy to photograph at the University Botanical Gardens.  They're kind, gorgeous people (inside and out), and their love is infectious and oh-so-romantic.  It was touch and go whether we could shoot that day due to rain, but ended up going for it.  As I waited for them at the gardens, a storm showed up over head and I took for cover in the cactus greenhouse.  There I discovered how beautiful the light was while cloudy and knew we had to head back in there for some shots.  

Oliwia is a talented piano player regularly travelling back to Poland for performances, and Jose stars on a telenovela show in Guatemala!  Okay, maybe he isn't but i said he should be with his looks.  Speaking of Jose's looks, once it was pointed out to me that he looks like Roger Federer i couldn't un-see it!  Check out the photos below and see for yourself!

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Kevin & Katie

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Kevin & Katie

These two!  Outstanding photographers. Soulful creatives. Intelligent. A caring mother and father. Bookworms. Complementary. Resilient.  Never had professional photos despite being married for 13 years!  Just some of the things I learnt about Kevin and Katie on our week long getaway in Italy.  

It's quite intimidating photographing for two photographers!  However, on our last night in Italy, I really wanted to experiment with some new couple posing and also to give something special to Kevin and Katie.   

Because we were surrounded by mountains of Cinque Terre, after sunset we were left with a beautiful long twilight.  Katie found some gorgeous dresses in Vernazza that afternoon, and Kevin surprised Katie with a timeless string of pearls.

I am in love with these photos and I hope you can feel the love when you look at them!

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